Tuesday, August 31, 2010
I'm going to Little Rock this weekend and I can barely contain myself I'm so excited! One of my very best friends had a precious little boy earlier this month and I'm going down to meet Mr. Austin in person.I just have to finish up a tiny little knitting project before I fly down Thursday night :)
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Last week was an interesting week for seeing interesting things in NY :)
1) I was waiting to cross the street the other day and standing in front of me was a woman probably in her 60's wearing a backless sun dress, so backless that you could see the top of her underwear.
2) There has been a movie filming a block away from my office all week so I walk by it a lot. I haven't seen any celebrities but what I did see that I thought was interesting was the camera car. They have been filming a lot of street chases on bikes and in cars and the car that they have mounted with all of the camera equipment is a Porsche....really!?!?
This one takes the cake!
3) The building across the street from my office has a really nice roof deck and apparently the person that owns the apartment is a photographer. The roof deck is the same level as my office on the sixth floor so out of our windows we can see whatever she's doing. One day last week she was doing a photo shoot of a naked man! It makes for quite an interesting work day when there is a naked man parading around across the street :)
Sorry I don't have pictures of anything, I never think to take pictures at the time, it's just enough for me to get a kick out of and keep on walking by :)
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Last week for my birthday John told me not to make any plans for Sunday because he had a surprise. Today I found out that the surprise was taking a trip up to Tarrytown to visit the Stone Barns farm. The farm is an agriculture education center and supplies two very upscale restaurants with farm fresh ingredients. Blue Hill restaurant has a location on site at the farm and then another location in NYC in Greenwich Village.
We spent the day learning about the history of the farm and touring the grounds. We saw all of the veggies, flowers, and livestock; we even did a class on how to make refrigerator pickles and each got to make our own jar of pickles. Of course our pickles have lots of other things like carrots, red peppers, spices and fresh cut herbs.
The farm was originally part of the Rockefeller estate and the actual stone barns were their dairy farm. The architecture of the buildings is really great, I'm sure it was quite the impressive cow barn!
What I loved the absolute most was just being outside and enjoying the green! John knows I NEED a little time in nature every once in a while. For some reason it's like a little piece of zen for me when there's green everywhere and blue skies without buildings and definitely the quiet, oh the quiet! I guess you can take the girl out of Arkansas but you can't take Arkansas out of the girl :)
I'll leave you with my favorite photo from the day.....
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Today is my 28th birthday :)
I know I say this all of the time but how in the world is it August....I have no idea where July went! The sad part is that work has been so crazy I'm too tired to even celebrate. Luckily John took me to dinner and got me my favorite dessert, banana pudding from Magnolia Bakery!
Hopefully things will calm down and I can catch up in the next couple of days and post all of the things I wanted to post in July.